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Old 02-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Live Rock Exploded

There was a strange white slime coming out of my live rock. From a small hole that looks like a mini volcano. When we tried to remove the puss the rock literally fell to pieces. There was a rancid smell and more puss and then some orange/pink looking thing. Hope the pictures help. Any idea's?????
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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The strangest thing I have ever seen. Tests are all normal though. Any idea's anyone???????
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what it is, but I would consider getting that piece of rock out of there before it fouls your tank. That subject line is hilarious, though.
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As you can hopefully see from my ipictures we have removed the offending thing from the rock. Couldn't get a picture of it but it was like a baby squid about 5mm long really strange.
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Was hoping someone would know what it was
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Might be a bristleworm spawning?
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thanks for the video, what a nice tank, but no I dont think it was that, it was like a mucas slime stuck to the rock, we went to just scrape it off the rock and thats when the rock exploded and a creature that was either a squid looking creature or maybe a feather duster came out and smelt rotten, like rotten flesh. So I dont think it was a duster unless they smell bad when they die inside rock.
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